Five-run fifth dooms Lady Cougars

A five-run fifth inning doomed the Genesee Community College softball team against Broome Community College on Tuesday afternoon, as the visiting Hornets picked up an 8-2 win in the only game of what was supposed to be a doubleheader.

Rain fell all afternoon, cancelling game two, and caused slick conditions throughout game one.

Genesee trailed 3-2 in the fifth before giving up the five runs, and the Lady Cougars could not bounce back.

Andrea Pursel pitched 4.1 innings before giving way to Alishia Foss who finished the final 2.2 innings of the game without giving up a hit.

Both GCC runs came as a result of wild pitches as Miki Kawaguchi scored to tie the game at one in the bottom of the first and Chelsea Lynch crossed the plate in the fourth to get Genesee to within 3-2.

Kawaguchi, Lynch and Brittnee Hallett-Jonathan all collected hits for GCC.

Genesee is now 6-12 on the season and will host Jefferson Community College for a doubleheader on Thursday beginning at 3 p.m.